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2 August 1977 (Denmark) See more »
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Plot:
An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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An Ideal Existence See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

George C. Scott ... Thomas Hudson

David Hemmings ... Eddy

Gilbert Roland ... Captain Ralph

Hart Bochner ... Tom

Susan Tyrrell ... Lil
Richard Evans ... Willy

Claire Bloom ... Audrey
Julius Harris ... Joseph

Brad Savage ... Andrew
Michael-James Wixted ... David
Hildy Brooks ... Helga Ziegner
Jessica Rains ... Andrea
Walter Friedel ... Herr Ziegner
Charles Lampkin ... Constable
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Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ernest Hemingway  story
Denne Bart Petitclerc 

Produced by
Peter Bart .... producer
Max Palevsky .... producer
Ken Wales .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
William J. Creber 
 
Art Direction by
John Dapper 
 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton 
 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Francisco Day .... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Neumann .... assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... second assistant director (as Lorin B. Salob)
 
Art Department
Donald L. Nobles .... construction coordinator (as Don Nobles)
Ernie Sawyers .... property master
 
Sound Department
Howard Beals .... sound effects editor
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Pike .... special effects assistant
Alex Weldon .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Laughridge .... camera operator (as Tom Laughridge)
John Murray .... key grip
Gene Stout .... gaffer
 
Music Department
June Edgerton .... music editor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dennis Budimir .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Boys" - USA (segment title)
"The Island" - USA (segment title)
"The Journey" - USA (segment title)
"The Woman" - USA (segment title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2005) | USA:PG
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Trivia:
Second of two cinema movie collaborations of actor George C. Scott and director Franklin J. Schaffner. The first had been Patton (1970) around seven years earlier in 1970. That movie won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and scoring Oscars for both Scott and Schaffner. Ironically, Patton (1970) debuted in the same 1970 year that the Ernest Hemingway novel "Islands in the Stream" was first published.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the boat is slowly cruising up the river in Cuba looking for refugees, a crew member's hand can be seen moving tree branches away from the camera.See more »
Quotes:
Andrew:I'm only asking me if you want me to stay so you wouldn't be lonesome.
Eddy:I've never been lonesome in my life, now. I'm just happy. What I've got here makes me happy.
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An Ideal Existence, 11 November 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

With Islands In The Stream, George C. Scott took his place as an existential Hemingway hero along side such Hollywood luminaries as Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Spencer Tracy, Tyrone Power and Rock Hudson. With that beard he grew for the film he even looks the part of Hemingway.

In this partially autobiographical novel it's first set in the Bahamas where Scott, a painter has gone to get away from the rest of the world. He fishes, he consorts with loose women, and when he's got time and a need for cash, he paints and sells the product to keep going. It sounds like an ideal existence.

Unfortunately World War II intervenes and his three sons by different women all visit him. The oldest, Hart Bochner, has made his mind up to enlist in the Royal Air Force. The two youngest go back to Europe.

One of Scott's good friend is charter boat captain Gilbert Roland who has a side living smuggling refugees, mostly Jews, from Europe to any place in the western hemisphere he can drop them off. A lot times that's Cuba, but the Cuban government is taking a dim view of his activities.

Scott also has as two good friends, native Bahamian Julius Harris, and David Hemmings a young man with a drinking problem. Hemmings's character is ripped off from Hemingway's previous story, To Have and Have Not although Walter Brennan was a good deal older. He even used the same name.

Claire Bloom is also around as the first wife who visits after their son leaves for service. Scott still loves her in his own way, but she's well aware of his fidelity problem. To remind them both is working girl Susan Tyrell.

Ernest Hemingway wrote the story in the early Fifties and discarded it and his widow published it in the early seventies. Probably Papa Hemingway didn't think all that much of it. It certainly doesn't rate with some of his better known work. But second rate Hemingway is better than first rate from most writers.

The cast all give uniformly good performances and the cinematography is just great. Reason enough to see it.

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